battery was built here to defend the naval dockyard (above) during the American War of Independence. Some traces of the battery were destroyed during recent building work on the site, although the gun platform taking the form of a ravelin projects out onto the shore.
All that remains of Bath House gun battery.
Scoveston Fort (SM 944066): Scoveston Fort was built in the 1860s as one of the chain of forts protecting both the Royal Naval Dockyard at Pembroke Dock and also the reserve fleet anchorage. Built on a mound commanding panoramic views of the countryside, it was the only landward fort in an intended chain to be constructed. It was designed to hold a garrison of 128 men and a complement of 32 guns, but it was never garrisoned on a permanent basis and was mainly used as a training camp for Volunteers and Militia. Te road from the fort to Neyland via Mastlebridge was known as Military Road and is still lined in places by the old military fences.
Plan of Scoveston Fort.
Scoveston Camp, huts built during WWI. copyright Joan Bird